Steve Jobs dies

I’m sure everyone who values creativity and innovation will be saddened by the news that Steve Jobs has died. His vision and approached made Apple a world leader. He was one of the ‘crazy ones’. But he made a difference, because like the slogan Apple used for many years, he did THINK DIFFERENT.

He will go into the gallery of greatness.

I think we can all hope that his vision will remain and that Apple will go on to do more great things and  not, as often happens,  get lost by the lack of vision that accountants and lawyers bring to companies.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Enough said. Good article about him in the Guardian.

  • Timmons Smith